Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
Well, we did get a bit arty in Austin after the music and BBQ during SXSW and stopped by Tom Sachs' "Boombox Retrospective" at the Contemporary Austin. The exhibition, which we ran through in 15 minutes before the space closed, is "an immersive, interactive assemblage of sculptures, objects, and audio elements riffing on the “boombox”—the 1980s pre-iPod, hip-hop street badge of honor, and a nod to Sachs’s love of the genre."
Design // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the work, Tom Sachs poses an exception. The look of Sachs is unmistakably his own: an art world provocateur with a youthful visage, dressed in what could be called “smart boyish” attire—oxfords buttoned to the collar, pants rolled, stylish sneakers—with his signature mop of curly hair, facial scruff, and round glasses.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 28, 2014
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to announce Jux favorite Tom Sachs’s seventh solo exhibition in the Marais gallery titled, American Handmade Paintings. The choice of this title is anchored in specific aspects that are dear to Sachs’s creative universe; his use of the American landscape as iconography and his endeavor to draw our attention to the way the works are made.
Graffiti // Sunday, January 12, 2014
Some of the most vain characters you will ever meet are graffiti writers, so we found this “Vanity” piece to be clever beyond just construction. When Krink teamed up with New York-based artist, Tom Sachs to create a special edition marker set, Sachs surprised Krink creating “Vanity.”
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I flew on Virgin America on Monday, and their airplane/flight safety video is one of the better ones in the industry if you think a bit of irony and humor is good with your "danger, your seat can't float ,you will drown" scenario you face with while they serve you white wine and diet coke on your way to San Francisco. Tom Sachs, one of the more innovative and interesting big wig artists of the moment, created a safety video for luxury private jet company, VistaJet. Who says stop-motion and Barbie doesn't equate to feeling safe?
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills for the opening reception of The Floor Show. group exhibition of floor-based sculpture organized in collaboration with curator Richard D. Marshall. The Floor Show explores the variety of ways contemporary artists have expanded the possibility of the sculptural medium by removing it from the once-compulsory pedestal. Photos and more after the jump..
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Here at Juxtapoz HQ we were incredibley sad that were not able to make the opening of Tom Sachs' newest exhibtion Space Program: Mars. Watching some of these videos that Sachs' released in coordination with the show like, How to Sweep and the newest one we came across Love Letter to Plywood is only making it worse.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tom Sachs' newest exhibition at first glance might seem like a glorified space camp that someone is trying to call art, but understanding Sachs' style and mentality we realized that this is in an incredible exhibition not to be missed. Sachs' will be occupying the 55,000 square foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall creating an immersive installation that is reminiscent of the Apollo Program but will be focused around Mars.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Leading contemporary artist Tom Sachs has always had a fascination with space and space travel. We just didn't know he was going to create, with Nike, a Mars Yard Shoe, or an entire line of Nike gear to be worn when you are planning a trip to Mars. Just planning, not going. As Sachs notes on his site, "These shoes are built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry." While they plan things.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 16, 2011
To be honest, its a slow day, our sister publication Thrasher has their big Skate of the Year party tonight, so we are listening to Surfer Blood and watching this really great video by Tom Sachs, Color. We suggest that on Friday so close to the holidays, you take 28 minutes to watch the comprehensive color code for Tom Sachs Studio.